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Emancipation vigil for Tulloch Castle

Observer - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 22:00
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The historic Tulloch Castle in Kensington, St James, regarded as the cradle of the movement which spawned the abolition of slavery in Jamaica and the Western Hemisphere, will be the site for the parish's Emancipation vigil this year.

Teachers receive training in trafficking-in-persons curriculum

Observer - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 22:00
SOME secondary school teachers are being trained through the Ministry of Education in preparation for the integration of the Trafficking-in-Persons curriculum into different subject areas for the upcoming school year.

Minister: Climate change for region is about people's lives

Observer - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 22:00
GROS ISLET, St Lucia — The St Lucia Government is hosting a two-day meeting of journalists, singers, songwriters, and other artistes from the region, which is expected to help broaden awareness of and raise advocacy for climate change and the potential damaging effects it will have on the Caribbean.

Final day for minimum wage submissions

Observer - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 22:00
The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is reminding the public that today (July 31) is the final day for the submission of written proposals on the review of the national minimum wage and the minimum wage for industrial security guards.

OAS proposes mechanisms for Dom Rep-Haiti dialogue

Observer - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 22:00
WASHINGTON DC, USA (CMC) — The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) Luis Almagro has recommended the establishment of mechanisms of dialogue between the Dominican Republic and Haiti to resolve the situation in the border zone between the two countries, beginning with a meeting between the two sides.

OAS undertaking cultural project in Caricom countries

Observer - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 22:00
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — At least 14 Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries are participating in an innovative-multi-nation initiative aimed at identifying untapped cultural heritage resources and developing new tools for monitoring and incentivising their protection.

Wilmots star on action-packed Makka Pro surfing event

Observer Sport - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 22:00
JAMAICAN surfers Icah Wilmot, Garren Pryce, Janice Wilmot, Jonathan Farr and Ackeam Phillips took the top divisional honours at the ninth staging of Jamaica's premier international surfing event -- 'Makka Pro' last weekend.

This is for real, this is no fluke

Observer Sport - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 22:00
'FLUKE' is typically defined as something happening by luck or chance and not by plan.

Kingston Wharves, Petrojam triumph in NADB Business House titles

Observer Sport - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 22:00
Kingston Wharves Limited and Petrojam were crowned respective Division One and Division Two champions in the 2015 National Association of Domino Bodies (NADB) Kingston & St Andrew Region/Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum Business House League at the National Housing Trust (NHT) Car Park recently.

ATL beat JUTC to capture Business House Netball Consolation KO title

Observer Sport - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 22:00
APPLIANCE Traders Limited (ATL) defeated Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) 30-27 to capture the 2015 Business House Netball Association (BHNA) Open League Consolation Knockout title at the Leila Robinson Courts last Saturday.

General Accident dethrone Scotiabank 'A' in Business House Open League final

Observer Sport - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 22:00
GENERAL Accident Insurance Company came through with seconds remaining to defeat defending champions Scotiabank 'A' 34-33 in a thrilling Business House Netball Association (BHNA) Open League netball final at the Leila Robinson Courts last Saturday.

Trainee apprentice Linton Steadman makes it number two

Observer Sport - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 22:00
TRAINEE apprentice Linton Steadman considerably boosted his stocks on Sunday last when he rode his second winner in the specially arranged races (no whips allowed) by the Jamaica Racing Commission for the 20 riders currently in training in the Jockeys' Training School.

Halledeen spared suspension; fined

Observer Sport - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 22:00
Title-chasing jockey Robert Halledeen was spared suspension but had his fine increased following the successful hearing of his appeal by the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC).

From the Horse's mouth - July 31

Observer Sport - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 22:00

Sunshine Girls - faster, fitter and stronger

Observer Sport - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 22:00
ROY Thomas is not one who is fond of the spotlight, but his exploits as strength and conditioning coach of the Sunshine Girls have brought him to the fore.

After the World Cup what next for netball?

Observer Sport - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 22:00
Despite a number of players hinting at retirement following the Netball World Cup in Australia, Netball Jamaica has erased any doubts about the future of the sport in Jamaica.

'Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt'

Observer Sport - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 21:00
CALIFORNIA, USA — Today, I begin with the global motto for Special Olympics.

Old woman, pastor & lizard

Observer - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 21:00
What a bam bam! Little Jamaica a soon 53!

AFL: five things to look out for in round 18 | Russell Jackson

Guardian Sport - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 20:29

Hawks can still falter; Collingwood should break their sorry streak; Sydney’s woes not over; Fremantle to canter home; Sunday’s promise

As the supporters of the 17 other clubs continue to grapple with the fact that a Hawthorn three-peat looks depressingly likely, they might also pause to consider the fact that the high-flying Hawks might actually drop tonight’s game against Richmond. Yes, I’m being serious. This is exactly the kind of game they’ve dropped late in the season the last few years, no example better than their aberrant 41-point loss to the Tigers in Round 19 of 2013.

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Flood prone communities receive clean-up tools from ministry

Stabroek - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 20:04
The Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI) on July 28, 2015 distributed tools to residents of the North and South Ruimveldt communities in an effort to assist them in their clean-up exercises.

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